Tennis might be done for Chris Eubanks in 2023, but that doesn't mean that he's taking days off from top-level sport. Atlanta's favorite son has kept busy in recent weeks by attending Atlanta United soccer and Georgia Tech basketball games.

On Tuesday, Eubanks was given the honor of hitting the "Golden Spike" at Atlanta United's playoff game against the Columbus Crew. Being chosen as the hitter is a time-honored tradition for Atlanta's Major League Soccer club: The "Golden Spike" is a tribute to Atlanta's history as a railroad hub, taking its name from the ceremonial final spike driven into a track. Every matchday, the team and supporters sign the spike before it is carried through the stadium to its place of prominence. The Atlanta native selected to hit it has the job of getting the crowd fired up and rowdy before kickoff.

Was Eubanks a good luck charm? Maybe. Atlanta United won 4-2 to set a winner-take-all third match that will be played on Sunday.


Later in the week, Eubanks, a former Yellow Jacket himself, was courside to watch Georgia Tech's men's basketball, while showcasing another Atlanta sports team.

Looking rellaxed in jeans, a flannel shirt and an Atlanta Braves cap, Eubanks watched on as Georgia Tech scored a dramatic 88-85 win over visiting Howard University.

Eubanks played tennis for Georgia Tech for three years from 2014-17, where he was a two-time All-American and twice named ACC Player of the Year.


After becoming an international sensation with his quarterfinal run at Wimbledon, Eubanks told "CBS Mornings" that he was looking forward to see how that would impact his day-to-day life in his home city.

"It'll be interesting to see how different things are. I have my routines and places I like to go. Oftentimes, I'll go to my favorite restaurants by myself, just eat and go about my day, so we'll see what life is like."